You might think if you were a talk radio host with a vast and diverse audience mostly interested in your bombastic opinions about A-Rod and the Jets, you’d stay away from politics. Why risk alienating anyone, right? To channel Michael Jordan, Democrats listen to sports talk radio too.
Or not. That’s cool too.
Mike Francesa, who has previously voiced his support for Donald Trump, really doubled down on that endorsement Wednesday after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.
Sporting News has a really thorough transcription of Francesa’s discussion of Trump’s virtues, but here are some highlights:
– “This guy works 20 hours a day. He doesn’t need the job. He doesn’t need the money. He doesn’t need the power. He had all that already. I think it’s about doing a good job. His ego will not let him do anything but a good job. Because he’s driven. You want someone driven in there that will do a good job.”
– “Our infrastructure is a joke. I want a builder. The guy’s a builder. I want a builder. Our infrastructure is a joke. Our airports are a joke. Our rail systems a joke. It’s got to change.”
– “Almost all the big-priced real estate in New York City is all being bought by foreigners now. Almost all of it. Almost all of it. That’s a problem. It’s a problem going forward. It doesn’t stop. Stuff like this, I think you need someone who think this way.”
– “When we allowed the globalization in this country, we destroyed towns and cities in this country day by day. Since it happened. We have got to change.”
So Francesa joins the ongoing parade of sports figures stumping for Trump, right next to fellow loudmouths Mike Ditka and Bobby Knight. Why is it that people who scream for a living seem so drawn to Trump? Hmmmmm…
Anyway, you may be wondering about the implications of a Donald Trump presidency, and luckily Francesa is here to explain precisely what it is the (wo)man in the Oval Office is responsible for.
Mike Francesa breaks down the duties of the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/1iUYr9TE7q
— Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) May 4, 2016
Meanwhile, Trump is reportedly vetting potential running mates, so maybe there’s hope for this video to become reality? We can only hope.